University of Bristol

Degree level: Postgraduate

Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality) (Taught)

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Course summary

Immersive Technologies are transforming how we consume, interact, and experience digital information and media. Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) are now being used across numerous and diverse industries, from games and entertainment; theatre and live events; museums and heritage; marketing, advertising, and tourism; architecture, product development, and design; through to simulation and healthcare. This degree will enable you to translate your knowledge and skills to make engaging immersive content and interactive experiences for diverse audiences. We will equip you with the technical knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting and rapidly growing sector. Throughout the programme you will learn from world-leading academics and work with industry partners. This programme is designed to equip you with:

  • technological skills and knowledge to work with virtual reality and augmented reality;
  • breadth and depth of the critical and rigorous theory and the practical skills in immersive technologies that underpin extended reality experiences;
  • ability and knowledge to consider the processes of content creation, delivery, and consumption holistically, as a continuum in order to provide engaging immersive experiences for a range of audiences while meeting technological constraints and addressing commercial needs;
  • ability to work across disciplinary boundaries to create innovative immersive experiences for a variety of contexts, through working collaboratively with students on the MA Immersive Arts (Virtual and Augmented Reality) to bring together skills in creative arts and computer science;
  • skills in responsible innovation and entrepreneurship to become the next generation of leaders in immersive industry startups.
The immersive, creative and technology industries are thriving in Bristol and the region, which makes the city an ideal place to study Immersive Technologies. The MSc programme has been co-designed with industrial partners to meet a growing skills-gap demand and is closely associated with excellent cutting-edge research and facilities within the University in immersive technologies and creative practices, for instance MyWorld. This ensures the teaching is research-led and gives students insights about how the sector will evolve in the future, along with emphasising an applied and practice-based education. This programme is linked with MA Immersive Arts (Virtual and Augmented Reality): https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/ma-immersive-arts-virtual-and-augmented-reality/

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/msc-immersive-technologies-virtual-augmented-reality.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any numerate discipline. Applicants without a numerate degree must demonstrate competency in mathematics. A-level mathematics at A* or 1x university-level maths unit at 2:1 is required, for those without a numerate degree. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following: - evidence of significant, relevant work experience; - a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5033 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5033 Year 1
Scotland £5033 Year 1
Wales £5033 Year 1
Channel Islands £5033 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented Reality) at University of Bristol - UCAS